Secretary-General

List of OECD Secretaries-General and Deputies since 1961

 

Since the creation of the OECD in 1961, when it took over from the OEEC, the following people have occupied the position of OECD Secretary-General and Deputy Secretaries-General.


Current Secretary-General and Deputy Secretaries-General

 

Nationality

Dates

Angel GURRÍA - Secretary-General 

Mexico

Since 06/2006   

Rintaro Tamaki - Deputy Secretary-General

Japan

Since 08/2011

Yves Leterme - Deputy Secretary-General

Belgium

Since 12/2011

William C. Danvers - Deputy Secretary-General

United States

Since 09/2013

     

Former Secretaries-General

Donald J. JOHNSTON

Canada

06/1996 - 06/2006

Jean-Claude PAYE

France

10/1984 - 05/1996

Emile VAN LENNEP

Netherlands

10/1969 - 09/1984

Thorkil KRISTENSEN

Denmark

09/1961 - 09/1969

     

Former Deputy Secretaries-General

Pier Carlo PADOAN

Italy

06/2007 - 02/2014

Richard A. BOUCHER

United States

11/2009 - 08/2013

Aart DE GEUS

Netherlands

03/2007 - 08/2011

Mario AMANO

Japan

06/2007 - 07/2011

Thelma ASKEY

United States

05/2007 - 04/2009

Kiyotaka AKASAKA

Japan

08/2003 - 03/2007

Richard E. HECKLINGER

United States

01/2002 - 12/2006

Berglind ÁSGEIRSDÓTTIR

Iceland

09/2002 - 09/2006

Seiichi KONDO

Japan

09/1999 - 07/2003

Sally SHELTON-COLBY

United States

01/1999 - 01/2001

Herwig SCHLÖGL 

Germany

01/1998 - 06/2006

Thorvald MOE

Norway

01/1998 - 01/2002

Kumiharu SHIGEHARA

Japan

05/1997 - 08/1999 

Joanna R. SHELTON

United States

10/1995 - 10/1999

Salvatore ZECCHINI

Italy

02/1990 - 12/1996

Makoto TANIGUCHI

Japan

02/1990 - 12/1996

Robert A. CORNELL

United States

10/1988 - 09/1995 

Pierre VINDE

Sweden

05/1985 - 07/1996

Jacob M. MYERSON

United States

09/1980 - 09/1998

Paul LEMERLE

France

03/1980 - 04/1985

Charles G. WOOTTON

United States

01/1974 - 07/1980

Gerard ELDIN

France

01/1970 - 03/1980

Benson Lane TIMMONS

United States

11/1967 - 12/1974

Michael HARRIS

United States

 09/1963 - 11/1967

Jean COTTIER

France

 09/1961 - 12/1969

Charles Wallace ADAIR

United States

 09/1961 - 09/1963

 

 

 

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